Research Associate I


Science and Research

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USD30 - USD31 per hour

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Frederick, MD - Professional - (USA) 7470 New Technology Way (Professional) MD Frederick , MD 21703



Job Description

Research Associate


Are you interested in research? Do you have at least 2 years of lab experience? In this role you will perform nucleic acid extraction, nucleic acid QC, specimen accessioning and tracking to facilitate cutting edge genomic research, including genomic characterization of Patient Derived Xenograft Models (PDM) and of patient samples enrolled in clinical trials. In addition you will:

* Performs nucleic acid extractions manually and using automated platforms

* Performs quality and quantitation assays on extracted nucleic acids in high throughput assay platforms

* Accessions and tracks biospecimens from multiple projects

* Performs appropriate dilutions of the extracted nucleic acids for downstream genomic assays using automated platforms

* Develops new assays and applies the methods/assays utilizing sound scientific judgement

* Develops and maintains SOPs for above-mentioned research activities

* Performs formal reporting of research data, including presentations and/or scientific publications

* May train in and perform next generation sequencing assays

* May participate in assay development projects

Interested? Well qualified candidates will bring:

* Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or four (4) years of experience in lieu of degree

* A minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience

* Strong technical skills in molecular assays and/or nucleic acid extraction and understanding of QC metrics of nucleic acids

* Ability to independently evaluate the suitability and quality control of research or production assays or tests, develop and follow SOPs, and analyze and report data

* Ability to track information in a large cohort of samples, monitor progress of multiple projects

* Adequate computer skills to document, organize, and present experimental data

* Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills

* Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

Apply today to learn more about this excellent Contract Research Associate role paying up to $31/hr.